Journal, kept by Jonathan S. Swift., relating to a whaling voyage to the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans and Okhotsk Sea; Includes descriptions of types of whales (blackfish, bowhead, finback, gray, humpback, right, and sperm) and seals seen or taken, accidents and death at sea, shipboard medicine, and punishment on ship; and whale stamps, inventories of whale oil, crew list, and record of ship's spoken to. Other places represented include Brava, Flores, Terceira, Faial, Sao Jorge, Tahiti, Maui, and Society Islands; Whaling vessel, out of Fairhaven, Mass., mastered by Rufus F. Pease, on voyage 17 Feb. 1851-17 May 1854 to the Western Islands, Middle Ground, Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean, Bay of Anadis, and Lawrence Bay whaling grounds; owner-agent: Reuben Fish; built at Scituate, Mass., 1818
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